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ZTE Tania offered by Virgin Media

ZTE Tania offered by Virgin Media

27 April 2012

Budget Windows Phone is available from £17.99 per month

All has been a little quiet with the ZTE Tania since the phone was mentioned as coming to the UK back in January. Back then, it was talked about as heading to Virgin Media, but it has taken until now for the company to offer the budget Windows Phone.

The phone got a decent review off us back in February and is probably worth a look if you want a Windows Phone, but don't want to pay out too much each month. It's certainly on a par with the Nokia Lumia 710 in our own test. But it is very much an entry-level phone, offering a 1GHz single-core processor, 5-megapixel camera, 4GB of storage and 4.3-inch TFT screen.

How cheap? Pay-as-you-go customers will be able to pick up the Windows 7.5 phone for £199.99. Alternatively, you can get one for 'free' on a monthly deal, with prices starting at £17.99 a month. That '7.5' thing is obviously important, with Microsoft making its Marketplace accessible only to phones with that operating system from this week.

You can pick one up from mid-May at Virgin, which is the first network to offer the handset in the UK.

And do not forget that you can KEEP your existing mobile phone number if you decide to switch mobile phone operators. All you need is your PAC code. Use our handy tool on to obtain your PAC code.



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What is a PAC code?

A porting authorisation code, or PAC code, allows you to transfer your existing mobile phone number from to another mobile phone provider so that if you change mobile phone networks you do not have to give everyone a new number... You can keep your existing mobile phone number. The process is termed mobile number portability, or number porting. It's quick, FREE and very easy to do - follow the instructions here for full details on how to port your mobile phone number to a new network provider.

NOTE: You can purchase your new phone contract and then obtain your PAC code. It is not essential to have your PAC code prior to purchasing your new phone. However, you will need your PAC code if you want to keep your existing phone number (i.e. transfer your current number to your new provider). Use our handy tool above to obtain your PAC code.

PAC codes are FREE.

To keep your mobile phone number when switching to another mobile phone network, use our handy tool to obtain your PAC code. Just select your current and new phone provider click OK and you'll receive full instructions for obtaining your PAC code.